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Wellness is one thing that can’t wait until after work. That’s why we’ve made it our business to make healthy habits easy with our Work Week Wellness Challenge. Get up and actively engage with your health this month by completing at least one wellness activity each day before COB. 

The purpose of this challenge isn’t to lose weight, track steps, or count calories. This challenge is to encourage employees to be mindful of their health during business hours and to demonstrate just how easy it can be to make healthy lifestyle choices at work.

Challenge Yourself to Some Healthy Competition

Keys’ Work Week Wellness Challenge could be the kick start you need to reprioritize your health. Just set aside five to ten minutes each workday this month. Each day, select a wellness challenge to accomplish. Then, take a moment to reflect on if the activity should be part of your daily schedule. Rack up on points when you repeat challenges throughout the month. Before you know it, healthy habits will begin to form.

  1. Do five minutes of desk exercises.
  2. Walk or bike to work. 
  3. Pack leftovers for lunch.
  4. Eat a piece of fruit on the way to work.
  5. Take the stairs for a day.
  6. Bring a healthy snack to the break room.
  7. Drink 2L of room-temperature water.
  8. Schedule a physical.
  9. Keep a food diary for one week.
  10. Replace morning coffee with herbal tea.
  11. Do a lunch break yoga routine.
  12. Eat a healthy midafternoon snack.
  13. Spend 10 minutes outside.
  14. Stand up for a mid-morning stretch.
  15. Meditate for ten minutes.
  16. Incorporate leafy greens into your lunch.
  17. Go on a walk at lunchtime.
  18. Take daily vitamins.
  19. Watch a TED Talk on happiness.
  20. Eat a meatless protein.
  21. Write three gratitudes.

Keeping Score

To earn points, complete at least one wellness challenge per workday while at work. Keep a tally of challenges completed by all team members and add them up at the end of the month. Compete individually against one another for the chance to enter a raffle when you earn enough points or for bragging rights to the team with the most points.

Official winners aside, I hope this challenge gets you away from your desk and in the right mindset to be intentional about your mental and physical well-being around the clock. 

Things to remember while on the clock:

  • Sitting for extended periods indicates a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Physical inactivity negatively affects breathing, posture, joints, and blood circulation.
  • Poor nutrition can contribute to stress, fatigue, and ineffectiveness at work.
  • Daily exercise and a healthy diet decrease risks of anxiety, depression, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Wellness doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or lonely.

Grab a friend or colleague and start your journey today!